In 1969, Michael Crichton published a techno-thriller entitled The Andromeda Strain. The novel, which became a worldwide hit, featured an alien virus which behaved in unexpected ways and threatened the existence of life itself on Planet Earth. If you loved Crichton’s Jurassic Park, Timeline, or Sphere, then you would appreciate this one. It was fast-paced, scientific, and […]
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We’re officially two weeks into the school year, and it is promising to be one of our most interesting school years yet! Ever since COVID-19 shut down the entire country in March, even the smallest and most routine tasks have suddenly become very complicated. Not to mention the constant noise of one political party trying […]
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In what feels like a lifetime ago, a rag tag bunch of rogue writers would sharpen their pens every Friday and celebrate the end of a long week with a Flash Fiction Contest. The contest ended in 2015, but now… five years later… Flash Friday is back. It’s a writer’s reunion, and we couldn’t […]
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“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]
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“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]
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Recently I had the privilege of interviewing John Mark Miller, a musician and writer who leads worship at First Baptist Church of Sunset, Texas. John Mark inspires and encourages other Christian artists with his blog and has recently been showcasing various artists. I was blessed to be on…
A lifetime of dreams – burned to ash. The Union soldiers had left nothing but unforgiving flames in their wake. How cruel to be named Charlotte, meaning “tiny and feminine.” I certainly felt tiny as I watched our beautiful house burn, as my younger brother and I picked up the pieces…alone. “Look!” Ashton […]
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“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26
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I met my younger self today… Oh, I had forgotten what glorious ambitions I had entertained in the freshness of my youth! How I laughed into the wind as I chased my sister through the lush gardens of our estate, enamored with wild dreams. One day, I would make my family proud. One day, I […]
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Guang’s head smacked against the concrete floor. His face was bruised and bleeding, and his bones cracked as the prison guards kicked him viciously. “Tell us a story now, Pastor!” One guard spat, as if ridding his tongue of a sour taste. As his vision blurred, Guang noticed a light switch on the […]
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